e.alleg wrote: I'd like to see the millionaires do some work. They eat the potatoes but they're too good to dig them.
Ed I hear you, but like it or not I've never had a poor man give me a job. I know many Millionaires worked they're butts off to get where they are, Acheivement should not be punished. My investments and yours (most likely) are tied to Wall St. . There are always bad people to do bad things. I'm not going go into all the reasons but we know alot of who were involved just got re-elected not long ago.
More important to the working class like you and I is that the Class Warfare being drummed up lately is causing more unemployment and economic hardship than people realise.
No1# Case in point, the big stink over the Big 3 flying corporate jets, ok looks bad right? Who builds and maintains those planes? Every Major corporation has private air transport, it's an entire industry. Obama and his minions are now hurting those they claim to speak for, hard working blue collar guys which btw ARE union Labor. Pratt & Whitney is laying off 1500 people in CT alone 11,000+ world wide. The small Jet engine builders at P&W Canada are taking a huge hit because orders are being canceled. Nodbody wants to be caught flying a Corp Jet now.
No#2 The Northern Bank and Trust story. Don't take my word for it, look it up. They never asked for any TARP money, they were forced to take it by OUR Government. Why? Because the Gov. didn't want people to have a run
on the banks that WERE in trouble. Barney Franks had the nerve to granstand on TV and Demand the 1.6 Billion back. Well guess what Barney, take it! NBT had a profit of 4 Billion on the books. They sponsored this Golf Tourny for years, it's what gets them Business, they deal with Mutli-million dollar companies and people. The caveat to this is that 400 people were let go from that bank, this is true, but they were already gone before the parties even took place. It didn't matter one way or the other. What did matter was that millions were pumped into the economy where the parties took place in terms of service jobs, rental companies etc.
Las Vegas is losing Billions because companies don't want to be caught having Conventions now. Hotels and Convention center are losing people left and right, the Mayor is screaming for Obama to shut the Hell up! The working guy takes it in the face again.http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 ... gas-mayor/
We saw this happen to the Boat builders after the Luxury Tax in 1992, it put so many people out of work. Skilled boat builders gone. Why? so some politicians could look good for Hurting the RICH....didn't work out so well now did it?
Remember, to people in Appalchia and the Ghettos we are a bunch a Hoy-Paloy RICH guys too, well you mostly